Finding Fire Hydrants
Photo credit: Elena
Plow operators do their best to ensure fire hydrants are not buried in snow – BUT – when there is a lot of snow – sometimes the fire hydrants become barely visible. This could be a problem if the fire department needs to access the hydrant as ‘seconds matter’.
CONTACT 311 OR GRAB A SHOVEL!
Hydrants requiring manual snow removal will be shoveled IF you notify 311. This is a complaint based system, so the City (Public Works Department) needs to be made aware of the buried hydrant. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and identify the hydrant location by using the closest address of a building or street crossing. Clearly there are hundreds of buried fire hydrants, so it will take time to get to each one.
GRAB a SHOVEL!
There’s a lot of snow and public works department is working flat out on removing snow from every nook and cranny. Instead of waiting – how about pitching in to help remove the snow around the hydrant?! Post your ‘clean hydrant’ on any of my social media posts or email me and I will post with a huge THANK YOU!!!
We are all in this together – and any help is greatly appreciated – as seconds matter when it comes to fire!